Gas prices aren't projected to even plateau for over a year, let alone drop. Mopeds like ours however, will not be going up up and away forever. Right now Mopeds are going for top dollar because Joe and Jane SUV are freaking out and looking to buy scooters, and they've forced us into a bidding war. I'm sure i'm not the only one who's paid way too much for a non running ped because the seller had twenty other people begging to buy it.
My point is: next summer there will be even more chinese scooters, some of those companies will have started offering parts, and all those Mopeds will have dirty carbs and be for sale in not running condition again.